C# WindowsForms File Dialog doesn't display the path of selected file

Hi;

I need the path of the selected file from a file dialog in windows forms and for some reason, the complete path is empty string after the selection.

Why?

  openZipFileDialog.FileName = "apache-tomcat-6.0.44-windows-x64.zip";
            if (result == DialogResult.OK) // Test result.
            {
             
                
                
                System.IO.FileInfo fInfo = new System.IO.FileInfo(openZipFileDialog.FileName);

                string strFileName = fInfo.Name;
                string path = Path.GetDirectoryName(openZipFileDialog.FileName); //empty string ?
                

                
                TomcatPath = strFileName + ", " + path;
            }

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Framework is .NET 4.0
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
HI,

in openZipFileDialog.FileName you give no Path information that's why the function doesn't work

for reference
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.path.getdirectoryname(v=vs.110).aspx?cs-save-lang=1&cs-lang=csharp#code-snippet-2

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Mike TomlinsonHigh School Computer Science, Computer Applications, and Mathematics TeachersCommented:
Where are you showing the dialog at?...is there some code missing?

Should be something like:
        string TomcatPath = "";

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            OpenFileDialog openZipFileDialog = new OpenFileDialog();
            openZipFileDialog.FileName = "apache-tomcat-6.0.44-windows-x64";
            openZipFileDialog.Filter = "Zip files (*.zip)|*.zip";
            DialogResult result = openZipFileDialog.ShowDialog();
            if (result == DialogResult.OK) 
            {
                System.IO.FileInfo fInfo = new System.IO.FileInfo(openZipFileDialog.FileName);
                TomcatPath = String.Format("{0}, {1}", fInfo.Name, fInfo.DirectoryName);

                // ... do something with "TomcatPath" ...
                Console.WriteLine(TomcatPath);

            }
        }

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